Tenants are treating their rented properties more like their own homes… according to Gummtree.com


26th November 2012

Renters turn rental properties into long-term homes

As buying continues to be out of reach for many people across the UK, landlords and management companies are now receiving DIY and home improvement requests from tenants who want to turn rental properties into long-term homes.

Nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of UK renters have approached their landlord or management company about making changes to their property, rising to 43 per cent for those living in detached homes. Those living in studio flats are the next most likely to ask about changes (30 per cent) followed by those in terraced houses (25 per cent).

When it comes to paying for changes, nearly one in ten landlords (eight per cent) are happy to foot the bill, while 14 per cent would rather their tenants pay. The most common changes that renters make to rental properties are:

1.    Redecorating…

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